Korean Studies
Korean Studies
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Exclusive Majors
(Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor)
BALS (Korean)
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

Aims of Minor

The goal of the Minor in Korean Studies is to provide students with the effective communication skills in speaking, writing, reading, and listening comprehension in Korean, as well as provide familiarity with the principal cultural features of the Korean speaking world.

The minor provide students with Summer Internship Programme to encourage students to apply their academic training into professional practice in Korean global companies. In addition, students can participate in Summer Study Tour in reputable Korean language centres in universities/organizations in Korea to immerse themselves into the target language and culture context.

The Minor in Korean will be a useful complement to the course of studies of students engaged in a wide variety of disciplines (Economics & Finance, Asian & International Studies, Linguistics, Translation, Media, Communication, Political Science, East & Southeast Asian Studies, Business Management, Law, etc.), providing them with the opportunity to obtain insight into Korean culture, current affairs, and history, as well prepare them for interaction with Korean speaking society, which will continue to be  the powerful thriving Asian force in the 21st century.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Minor Degree, students should be able to:
  1. Write and speak Korean fluently.
  2. Identify key concepts of the history, current affairs and cultures of Korea.
  3. Compare the differences between their own culture and Korean culture.
  4. Apply their Korean skills in their profession.

    Minor Requirements (18 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester B 2014/15

    1.    Core Courses (3 credit units)
    Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
    AIS3984Korean Culture3

    2.    Electives (15 credits from Category 1 or 2)

           Category 1: Language Skills Courses
    Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
    AIS2973Korean I3
    AIS2974Korean II3
    AIS3403Introduction to Practical Translation for Korean3
    AIS3982Intermediate Korean I3
    AIS3983Intermediate Korean II3
    AIS4405Practical Korean Writing3
    AIS4406Practical Korean Speaking3

           Category 2: Other Courses
    Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
    AIS2916Introduction to Structure of Korean Language3
    AIS2958Introduction to Korean Society3
    AIS2987Korean Literature in Translation3
    AIS3544Comparative Management: China, Japan, and South Korea3
    AIS3810AIS Study Tour3Applies only to where the destination is Korea
    AIS4140The State and Development in Northeast Asia3
    AIS4988Contemporary Popular Culture of Korea3
    CAH4508East Asian Film Cultures3

    Additional Information

    In order to accommodate academic needs of students while maintaining high quality of Korean minor progamme, students are divided into two categories depending on their prior knowledge in Korean language: Category 1 (CAT.1) and Category 2 (CAT.2). Thus, normal entry is Category 1. But students can also take courses of Category 2 after having consultation with the Minor Co-ordinator and/or Course Leader.  AIS3810 AIS Study Tour only applies to where the destination is Korea.